Garry Monk has been named the new Middlesbrough manager and is set to be unveiled by the club on Monday.
Middlesbrough FC are delighted to confirm the appointment of Garry Monk as our new manager.
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) June 9, 2017
The 38-year-old Monk parted ways with Leeds United in May, with the former Swansea boss claiming that he was unable to “reach an agreement” with new owner Andrea Radrizzani over the future direction of the club.
After initially being appointed temporary player-manager by Swansea in February 2014, Monk enjoyed comparative success with the Welsh club before a run of defeats saw him sacked in December 2015.
Taking over at Leeds at the start of last season, Monk guided the Whites to seventh place, just missing out on the play-offs.
However, despite being expected to sign a new deal at Elland Road, the Bedford-born boss walked after talks with Radrizzani, much to the anger of Leeds fans.
Now, Monk is charged with the task of taking Middlesbrough straight back up to the Premier League after a season which saw Aitor Karanka and then caretaker boss Steve Agnew guide to the club to a disappointing 19th spot.
Ex-Southampton striker James Beattie, who worked with Monk at Leeds, is expected to be handed a coaching role at ‘Boro while Agnew is also set to stay on at the club.
There’s no details yet on the length of Monk’s new contract but he surely faces a tough task getting ‘Boro back in the top-flight at the first time of asking.